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Old 30-09-2016, 03:36
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The suspension is back on and the brakes are bled.

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Also made an addtional support for the exhaust system

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Re-installed the doors along with the windows and frames

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And wrapped the exhaust more completely, near the engine mounts.

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Changed the oil in the rear axle
Repacked the wheel bearing grease up front
Repaired a few pin holes in the sheet metal under the windshields
Added a scoop on the underside to direct additional air to the engine
Installed several rubber coated clamps on the brake lines and shifter cable

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Old 30-09-2016, 07:50
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Front axle looks good now in chrome and black
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Old 01-10-2016, 00:10
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Front axle looks good now in chrome and black


Thanks!

Ready to hit the road

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Old 03-11-2016, 22:42
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Some footage from my Road Trip to Cruisin the Coast in the VW Single Cab Street Rod




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Old 04-11-2016, 07:49
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Holy smoke, looking gooooood!
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Old 22-11-2016, 23:24
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Holy smoke, looking gooooood!


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I have never been completely happy with the headlights on the truck and decided to try out a different set. They are Model A reproductions and will be mounted near the wheels and will turn with the steering. They will also be positioned near the trucks original location when pointed straight ahead. Made the mounting brackets today.

Started with a paper template.

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Then cut the brackets out of a piece of scrap

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Painted the brackets and will install with the headlights tomorrow.

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Old 23-11-2016, 23:58
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I mounted the headlights today but am not happy with the way they look. Too far apart and too conservative.

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Decided to play around with the original headlights again

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Also experimented with some motorcycle lights

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Possibly recessed into the nose at an angle following the body line

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Any suggestions?

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Old 24-11-2016, 08:13
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Can't you embed them in the chasis like the Original Transport van has?


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Old 24-11-2016, 10:16
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Can't you embed them in the chasis like the Original Transport van has?




Unfortunately, there are clearance issues on the inside of the cab and the steering arm would cross the path of the light as would the wheels when turning.
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Old 25-11-2016, 16:24
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[SIZE=5]I mounted the headlights today but am not happy with the way they look. Too far apart and too conservative.

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20161123_084012 by Ben Modified, on Flickr[/IMG]



This looks best though, and maybe the look is conservative but it's the ONLY conservative thing on this whole project.
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Old 29-11-2016, 01:38
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For a variety of reasons, I went with the repurposed vw lights and the spindle mounted single motorcycle lights

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Finished the wiring on the headlights today. The first photo is just the LEDs, second dims and third brights with the spindle mounted lights also.

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Old 20-03-2017, 11:27
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I took the Single Cab to a 3 day Caffeine and Octane car show on Jekyll Island GA. Video link below

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Old 10-05-2017, 08:31
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Amazing project! Good job, man
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Old 11-05-2017, 10:37
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Amazing project! Good job, man


Thanks, I appreciate it!
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